Michael Sørensen / Henning Larsen Architects
Michael Sørensen of Henning Larsen Architects will present a lecture titled "People Daylight Space” in Knowlton Hall (room TBD) at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21st. The lecture is sponsored by the American Institute of Architecture Students Ohio State and is free and open to the public.
Sørensen will discuss how Henning Larsen Architects' focus on people, daylight and space have evolved over time, integrating Modernist attention to proportion, scale, and aesthetics, with a socio-cultural agenda, and research-based innovation. Additionally, he will talk about the process of design, and the transition between conceptualization and building. His lecture will showcase both built and unbuilt works.
Henning Larsen Architects is a global architecture and urban design practice headquartered in Copenhagen, with work crossing every continent. The firm is rooted in a Scandinavian design ethos, building upon Henning Larsen's legacy as the "Master of Light" to create sus¬tainable buildings and environments that reach beyond themselves and become of lasting value to the people and society for which they are built.
In the past decade, Henning Larsen has produced an iconic body of work including award-winning cultural landmarks, innovative offices and learning environments, and urban spaces. Significant projects include the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Iceland - winner of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the Mies van der Rohe Award, 2013; Kolding Campus, winner of the Leading European Architects' Forum Award - Best Sustainable Development, 2015; and Moesgaard Museum in Denmark, winner of the AIA International Design Award 2016.
Michael has been with Henning Larsen for over ten years, and is a Partner and Design Director responsible for several of the practice's most significant competition wins and award-winning projects. He has worked in a range of cultural contexts, including Scandinavia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Currently, he is leading a team to design the University of Cincinnati's College of Business. Michael was trained at Denmark's Aarhus University School of Architecture, and continues to be active at his alma mater as a juror and critic. Professionally, he has been appointed as a member of the prestigious Artists' Society Academic Council of Denmark.